GTL Alumni Excellence Award
Greater Tucson Leadership is accepting nominations for the first ever Alumni Excellence Award! This award recognizes the outstanding volunteer efforts of a member of the GTL alumni community. The distinguished recipients have demonstrated a significant commitment to Tucson, and represents the highest ideals of service and loyalty to the community. The Alumni Excellence Award recipient will be honored at the 65th Annual Tucson Man and Woman of the Year and Founders Award Gala on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort.
What is GTL?
Leadership Skill Development
GTL offers a dynamic class that teaches a nationally recognized leadership curriculum coupled with immersive field experiences in a breadth of local issues. The class meets once a month, with each meeting emphasizing a particular community issue. The class may visit Flandrau Science Center and a water treatment plant on Environment Day, or take a tour of Border Patrol HQ and the Mexican border on Border Day. Each issue day is tailored to educate class members on a key community issue, and to open avenues for class members to connect to and serve the community in relation to those issues.
Man and Woman of the Year and Founders Award
Greater Tucson Leadership is proud to host the annual Man and Woman of the Year and Founders Gala. Equally as important as cultivating emerging community leaders is recognizing the efforts of members of the Tucson community who go above and beyond to maintain Tucson as a beautiful and opportune place to live. The next event is scheduled for February 3, 2018. To learn more, visit the link below.
The goal fostered by the GTL program is to continue to develop and improve the community around us. Each year, the GTL class commits to a community project. The class of 2017 opted to help Youth On Their Own. The class volunteered over 400 hours and raised over $17,500 in order to renovate classroom space to be used for educational classes to teach the teens important life skills. The group also organized a graduation ceremony and created a resource guide for the organization.